We first heard about seventeen-year old Cody Morin on our way in to Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, site of the fourteenth-annual Gathering of the Juggalos. After hours spent driving through Southern Illinois we stopped at a restaurant/visitor's lodge in the park to ask for directions, where we learned that ... More >>
Our STD rate might be on the rise, but at least Minnesota's teens are having safer sex: Between 2007 and 2011, the number of teens giving birth in the state dropped by more than 30 percent.See Also: - 2012 was a banner year for chlamydia in Minnesota; STDs increased overall - Tim Pawlenty doubles do ... More >>
Behind the scenes of the death match between big agriculture and animal-rights supporters
According to a new study, Minnesota is far and away the healthiest state in the Midwest and the fifth-healthiest in the country -- but that's not to say there isn't room for improvement. LISTS LOVE MINNESOTA:-- Minnesota is the least miserable state, according to Bloomberg-- Minnesota is the state o ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Minnesota is the state of the future, Gallup says-- MSP is the healthiest metro in country, says American College of Sports Medicine-- Minneapolis is the least stressful city in the country, new study findsMinnesota is the least miserable state, and Bloomberg has the numbers to back it u ... More >>
After gradually catching the music world's attention with underground groups like Feathers, Happy Birthday, and Witch (with Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis), Kyle Thomas has now chosen to focus his creative efforts on King Tuff. Thomas' second album under the King Tuff moniker has recently been released on ... More >>
Photo Credit: Susan PowersThe Dutchess of Dough, Zoë FrançoisBestselling cookbook author Zoë François sat down with us in between promoting her new book, with co-author Jeff Hertzberg, creating desserts for Linden Hills hot spot restaurant Tilia, blogging, and parenting for a conversation abo ... More >>
The United Health Foundation's 2011 national health rankings are out. Here's how Minnesota stacked up.
Marcus Bachmann: first husband wannabe, therapist, and bill-collector?Throughout Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign, her husband, Marcus, has remained stubbornly in the shadows.Even after allegations that his Christian counseling center provides gay reparative therapy, Marcus still stayed v ... More >>
Now that you've got your clever costume all picked out, you need somewhere fun to go. We've got you covered with a list of enough ghoulish rock 'n roll events happening in the Twin Cities to keep you entertained all weekend long, and deep into Monday night as well.From devilish DJs to terrorizing ... More >>
This, for those of you who have forgotten, is what money looks like.Hey, Forbes -- maybe it was a "banner year" for the richest people in the United States, but how 'bout a little something for the rest of us? Minnesota's income dropped about $1,000 per household in 2010, according to a new data ... More >>
WikipediaXcel Energy and other utilities sided with the EPA in court and won.In news that initially sounds like a contradiction in terms, the Environmental Protection Agency and five major utility companies including Minnesota-based Xcel Energy, have scored a win together in the U.S. Supreme ... More >>
Photos by Rick MasonNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalMay 6-8, 2011New Orleans Fair GroundsBY RICK MASONAs the searing Louisiana sun sagged through the gathering Delta dusk west of New Orleans' Fair Grounds last Sunday, the electric atmosphere in front of the towering Gentilly Stage arced a ... More >>
I'm positive that Merrill Garbus didn't answer her phone the first time I called because she wanted me to hear her voicemail greeting. "Thi-iS iS m-m-E-rr-ilL l-E-a-V-e A m-esS-age," a creaking voice insists, while bounding up and down amidst an octave's worth of notes.
Martin OuimetBaker Solveig TofteToday baker Solveig Tofte, formerly of Turtle Bread Company, explains her dream for turning Minneapolis into "a baking mecca." She also shares her picks for the best baking cookbooks, in part two of this week's chef chat. (Read part 1 here.)
We're thankful for cheeseWant to impress your Thanksgiving guests with some of the best--and, at times, hardest to get--cheeses in the country? The two cheeses produced by Uplands Cheese in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, fit the bill: the extra-aged Pleasant Ridge Reserve was recently named Best in S ... More >>
Driving into Boston is a real mess. The streets change names all the time and change directions all the time. So, just when you think you have it figured out, and you turn off a street to turn around, you end up in a whole other mess. Luckily my dad Google-mapped the venue and g ... More >>
Michal DanielAngela Timberman as Marty in "Circle Mirror Transformation": one of the people in that mirror might not be married to her much longerThe mysteries of why any couple stays together or splits apart are pretty much unfathomable, even to the people involved, though it was a surprise this ... More >>
Drink like an adult on a college kid's budget
New numbers show that, on a per capita basis, Minnesotans have perished in Afghanistan at a lesser rate than many other states.
My full chat with the righteous babe of folk.
Minneapolis transplant's cross-country skiing career hasn't been easy
Twin Cities bagels, revealed, celebrated, or mocked mercilessly, depending on which paragraph you read
A longtime Minneapolis nursing home is displaced by one of Bush's faith-based favorites
Ben Harper summons god and Johnny Rotten proves he's still the antichrist
A local artisan bakery reinvents the croissant
Is there any way to keep Major League Baseball in Minnesota? Well, for starters we could get a judge to classify Carl Pohlad as a vulnerable adult...
Native Minnesotan filmmaker Katie Koskenmaki turns Vermont into the scary "Minnesota" of "The Windigo"
Help! I'm trapped inside a giant ant! Are you wearing clothes underneath that kale? What's that baby doing in the birthday cake? Tales of myth and magic from Minneapolis's May Day parade.
Minnesota beef producers can begin using radiation to kill bacteria and extend the shelf life of everything from hamburger to filet mignon. But a number of scientists, scrappy idealists, and small farmers still say it's not a good idea.
Owning Up: Local art rockers Severens, Anfinson, and Lewis make a progressive punk for the '90s.
Paranoia causes the Legislature to do an about-face on industrial hemp production.
Will anti-drug hysteria give way to the lust of profit?
A Global Win for Greens